Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell | The Lost Abbey

Box Set Track #6 - Highway To HellBox Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell
BA SCORE
100%
Liked This Beer
4.41 w/ 86 ratings
Box Set Track #6 - Highway To HellBox Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
For the past two years The Lost Abbey has released a winter barrel aged blended strong ale. This amazing blend of beer has focused on a marriage between Bourbon Barrel Aged Serpents Stout and Brandy Barrel Aged Angel’s Share. We believe it’s one of the most amazing barrel releases we do each fall.

But in the spirit of old recordings and records I started thinking what would happen if we played this one in reverse? Would we hear the Demon himself on the record? So with that, we flipped the blend on its ears and spun it backwards. The result is a blend of Brandy Barrel Aged Serpent’s Stout and some Bourbon Barrel Aged Angel’s Share.

It’s still an epic struggle between good and evil, only this time we slowed it down and played it in reverse.

Added by MasterSki on 06-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
86
Liked:
86
Avg:
4.41/5
pDev:
6.58%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
10
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 19
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty but pretty strong.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Syrupy dark brown body, verging on black. Smells awesome, very similar to this year's deliverance but more refined, less boozy. Lot of toffee, chocolate and vanilla on the nose. Rum raisin. Big bourbon and brandy notes. Palate is excellent. Bourbon soaked chocolate cake, dark fruit, toffee, spicy oak. Full bodied with noticeable but mellow alcohol. Outstanding stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of jlindros
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for getting these, split with him.

No head, nice legs, pretty much pitch black color.

Nose big strong malts, syrupy sweet chewy dark malts, big fudgey cocoa, caramel candies, some sweet brandy like fruity booze, candy and barrel notes, mild nutty caramel candy like, and little fluffy nougat.

Taste brings sweet malts, syrupy dark strong malts and syrupy candy, toffee and nutty and plenty of caramel, little fluffy nougat, nice fudgey cocoa and dark malts, with vanilla barrel, plenty more fruity brandy. Syrupy candy, mixed everything strong and dark ale. Finish sweet syrupy, light booze, light cocoa, fudgey, candy bar, fruity brandy, toffee, etc.

Mouth is fuller bod, light booze on the back end, no carb though.

Overall really nice, great blend of strong ale and dark ale, nice brandy barrel, booze hidden fairly well, just lack of carbonation that's the only real downfall.

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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 brown caged and corked bottle, no freshness date.

Black, opaque and no head. Has legs. Brandy, burnt sugar, figgy, lots of wood, spice, cocoa, and faint citrus peel in the nose. Fullish body, creamy, oaky, brandy, creamy sherry, peppery alcohol, very warming, boozy, burnt raisins, slightly viscous, woody slowly drying finish.

By far the best out of the bunch within the first six tracks. Not for its size obviously but for the execution of putting this brew together.

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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Mostly flat and very dark, but just shy of black. Leggy and viscous.

Smell - Lots of brandy and bourbon. Toffee and caramel. Dark roasted malts. Boozy.

Taste - Strong brandy and vanilla. Chocolate comes behind it. The finish is boozy with a nice blend of sweet dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Very boozy. The body drops off a bit. Low carbonation.

Overall - Barrel aged sugar bomb. Very tasty.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black in color with a thin khaki colored head. Rich and decadent nose to this. Bourbon and brandy with tons of vanilla. A definite booziness, but it’s enjoyable. Plenty of chocolate, some dark fruit, and a touch of roasted malt. The flavor is quite sweet with lots of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. The flavors of the brandy and bourbon are very pronounced and enjoyable as well.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer appears near black with a thin, beige head that rapidly fades to just a thin collar around the perimeter. The aroma offers both bourbon and brandy, each distinguishable. Ooo, this is wonderful. Extremely well balanced and teeming with flavor. Alcohol presence is well disguised. Lots of delicious flavor and so easy to drink...too easy, given the high abv. Outstanding.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into a matching teku appears black in color with a tan head thats quick to fade.

Strong aroma of coconut, chocolate, earth and oak blending to a slight fruity alcohol addition that is somewhat vinous.

The taste is layers of barrel character - caramel, molasses, vanilla, toasted coconut then chocolate, earth, raisons and booze.

This is medium in body with light carbonation. A rich and tasty sipper that I wish was in a larger format so that I could of had more than 1 glass.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Todd for getting me comically drunk in preparation for Outer Space Disco Dancing at Neo.

A - Thin white foam settles to a thin collar and nothing else. Near-black body. Ominous, and appropriate for the style and ABV.

S - Huge chocolate fudge, some whiskey, roasted malts, light oak, hint of tobacco, faint char, and even more chocolate fudge (so nice, I said it twice). Some alcohol, but not as boozy as I was expecting.

T - Caramel, fudge, vanilla, oak, roast, whiskey, sweet malts, hint of brandy. Again, perhaps a touch of alcohol, but nothing untoward considering the monstrous ABV.

M - Medium-full body, pleasant lower carbonation, dry and oaky finish. Some alcohol warmth, but closer to a 10% beer in my experience.

D - An excellent spin on Deliverance - might actually be a superior blend here. A 375ml bottle might be excessive, but I'd give it a try all the same. Hopefully this gets remade on occasion as well, as it seems like it should be pretty easy to do.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a dark as night black in color with a nice half finger of brown head that left some good bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

A: very nice combination of bourbon and brandy upfront in the aroma with plenty of sweetness from the vanilla molasses notes, good chocolatey presence, a little booze and roastiness as well.

T: very rich in flavor but the bourbon and brandy character from the barrels stand out to me the most alongside great chocolate flavor, vanilla molasses accents, a touch of wood, hints of dark fruit, booze notes that were well balanced and roastiness as well.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, chocolatey, booze woody barrel, roasty, and rich finish.

O: definitely was solid all around, very delicious and was glad to try the deliverance inverse, Hahahaaa koo!

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 86 ratings
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